Tag Archives: In America

David Oyelowo and “Selma” launch to the top of the Oscar race

Last night, I was in attendance for the first New York screening of Ava DuVernay’s film Selma. This on the heels of it having a World Premiere last week at AFI Fest, which shot it directly into the heart of the awards season. Always thought to be a potential Oscar[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “American Hustle”

“American Hustle” Directed by: David O. Russell Written by: David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer Main cast members: Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Robert De Niro, Michael Pena, Jack Huston, Elisabeth Röhm, and Alessandro Nivola Number of Oscar nominations in total: 10 Other nominations besides Best Picture:[...]

The Best of the Best Movies of the Year!

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: This time, it’s the best of the best. Of course ‘best’ is a subjective term, so you might want to consider these my ‘favorites’. Despite what everyone likes to whine about at the end of every year, 2011 was in fact one of the better[...]

Djimon Hounsou goes for it with ‘Tempest’ role

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: When Touchstone unveils Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest” Dec. 10, filmgoers will not only see Helen Mirren at the peak of her formidable powers playing the sorceress Prospera, they’ll also witness Djimon Hounsou in a gorgeously intense performance as Caliban, her slave. The[...]